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My Adsense Earning Report for 5 Years : 2.2Million INR

My Adsense Earning Report for 5 Years : 2.2Million INR

We all know Google Adsense is one of the best recurring monetization network for any blog or website. I started blogging in 2008, and implemented Adsense on ShoutMeLoud in 2009. If you have read my earlier article on how I make money with ShoutMeLoud, you would know, I never focused on Adsense as my main source of online income. I have earned more with Affiliate marketing, services, and till the date: AdSense is just a small part of my online income.

It’s 2013 now, and I wanted to share my AdSense earning report for last 5 years. I believe, this will be helpful for many to figure out, if they can actually rely on Adsense for their online income or not. Before I share my Adsense earnings report, do remember:

  • This report includes all the blogs in my network.

4 Year Adsense earnings

If you are new to Adsense, you can refer to Adsense guide, and learn how to create an Adsense account. My AdSense journey started from January 2009, and I received my first payment in the first week of May 2009. It was $179.77, and honestly I can’t share the joy I had when I was holding my first Adsense cheque.

Adsense earnings

I’m sharing Adsense income for every year from 2009-2012:

  • 2009 – $1860.05
  • 2010 –  $7235.44
  • 2011 – $10771.13
  • 2012 – $6884.83

Update: AdSense income report till October 2014: (Approx. 2.2 Million INR)

From 2009-October 2014 I have earned $36233 from AdSense on all my blogs..  As you all know, Google sends us Adsense cheque in INR, and conversion rate varies every month. Here I’m taking $1=46 INR as an average conversion rate, total Adsense earnings for 5 years in INR is approximately 22 Lakh INR.

Adsense Income Earning

You can click on above image to see the full-view. If you would notice in product column: “Hosted Adsense for content” made $571.27. This is not much, but again this comes from Adsense youtube partnership. I also earn from Adsense ads running on youtube videos on my YouTube channel.


Adsense earning

To be honest, my one year affiliate income report for an individual network is much better than 4 year combined earning from AdSense, but as I always say: Adsense gives us peace of mind. When you are earning online, recurring income is the first thing that one should target. Once you are in your comfort zone of earning, you can always try, and implement new methodology to earn from your blog.

When it comes to contextual advertising, there are many Adsense alternatives out there. But, the kind of quality of ads, timely payments, you get with Google Adsense, you will not get it from anywhere else.

Also see: A Bloggers 5 Year Affiliate earning for inspiration: $80410

Can you rely on Adsense income for full-time job:

The reason I’m sharing my 5  years Adsense earning with you is to give you an idea of how much a blogger can earn from Adsense. As I told you, Adsense adds only to 20% of my total income, and I know many bloggers who are making more than 3-4 lack with Adsense on tech blogs. If I consider, salary of an average software engineer in India, I find Adsense earnings to be more tempting than salary.  The only down side of relying only on Adsense for income is, if your account get banned at any point of time, you will be hunting for best suitable alternative, which is a task.

If you are one of those who is planning to start a blog, and earn from Adsense. My advice would be: don’t put all your eggs in one basket. If you are planning to take blogging as a career option, a good idea is to have multiple source of income. You can have multiple blogs, or you can use different monetization methods like: Intext Ads (Infolinks), CPM ads, Affiliate marketing (Webhosting affiliate, Viglink), Sell your own product, and many more.

Must read: After 1826 days of blogging all I can say: Blogging is incredible

So that sums up my 5 years of Adsense journey, and I will keep sharing what ever I will learn in my blogging journey. Also, I would love to know how much on an average you earn from Adsense in an year? Would you recommend anyone to consider Blogging as a full-time career, by relying on Adsense earnings only?

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  • Sam

    I don’t know what will happen in my fate. However I like your affiliate and adsense related articles. It inspires us who are new in the section. Harsh Agrawal, could you please tell me how many blog you have? Can I apply two or site for adsense?

  • Pique

    Congratulations Harsh,
    I just wanted to ask if you made all that with just one blog or many ?

  • Singh

    hello sir,
    i have read your article and its really great as one shouldn’t rely only on a single blog as his/her earning source as there is no guarantee that we will get a particular amount each month from our and downs are the part of life so we should have multiple source of income…thanks for sharing such a valuable information..

  • Keshav

    I’ve been using adsense since 4 years now. First 3 years I earned $100. Last year I made $28,547. But to be true, if you have a job, you don’t need to worry about getting banned from Adsense. It is a nightmare getting a mail at midnight saying, your account has been suspended. Please click here to read our terms and policies.

    Page views 16,514,373
    Clicks 412,759
    Page CTR 2.50%
    Estimated earnings €24,332.50

  • Gudda

    Hello Harsh I have an education blog on hosted blogspot platform….. I have got adsense approved on my blog in January 2014 and my earnings till date i.e. 23 december 2014 is $509 My blog is related to education domain.. I really have had a very hard time driving organic traffic to my blog…..From January 2014 I have received 2,93,530 unique visitors on my blog with Pageviews 592,902 …… It is very hard earning in education sector through blogs…..Technology blogs drive a lot of foreign traffic which makes cpc high but guys like me do not have enough technical knowledge to run a tech blog…..I just hope I would be able to increase my adsense income in future……Organic traffic is the hardest thing for me right now……

  • Muj

    Congratulations on earning such high amount hopefully one day i achieve this following your guides.


  • Koushik Das

    Hi Harsh ,

    Good to see your earning and your Articles really inspires and motivates a blogger , as a blogger I say earning is not only the thing in blogging. it also makes us learn creative things

    Koushik Das


    very inspiring earning so far… Hats of harsh (y)

  • Santanu

    Congrats Harsh.

    I am following you from last 5 year and you have no idea how much I learned from you. As you have compared the earning of a software Engineer let me share my feeling as a software engineer. I am earning a six figure salary monthly, but I know that the satisfaction you are getting at your work is thousand times more than what we people are doing. At such an age you have raised yourself like anything. I always liked you for your honesty, the way you are sharing your income details with everyone regularly is really motivating for many people including me.

    I really wish you good luck for your coming days and hope you will turn around the face of Indian Bloggers. Without any doubt I can say that you are the Legend of Indian Blogger in making.

    You helped me to dream about that day when I will also be able to quit my job and driven by my passion. Let’s see….:)

  • sangeetha menon


    Thanks and happy to see your income ..

    Helps to boost a blogger’s morale a lot though we talk about passion and fame as main satisfaction factors :)

    I never gave a shot to the adsense search and now I am trying it too.. My earnings are just building up and I definitely hope to see it building up along with my blog.

  • aashish

    Hi5 Harsh as in 5 years its similar as my earnings $38k ;) . Although i never tried affiliate stuff, gonna start them this year :)

    Congratulations !!!

    • Harsh Agrawal

      Hi5 Aashish, and do give a shot to affiliate marketing, it could be very profitable.

  • Md Shafiuddin

    I Made A Hosted Adsense Account and sent traffic using facebook pages,It’s still stuck at 52.16$

  • Adeel Ahmed

    Hi Harsh,
    You are awesome and I wait eagerly for new blog post daily.
    Please write about adpushup, its reliability, working and configuration process. I still have doubts about its use. Thank You.

  • Anurag kumar

    I don’t think this multiple technique works. I started to create blog in 2009 and since then I have created many blogs. I registered upto 60 domain names and created 3 to 4 blogs but none of them worked because I could not concentrate on one. I started concentrating on one of my blog and it paid me 123 USD but this blog was sent to google sand box because of my mistake that I copied and pasted many things. At last I deleted all blogs and gave up. I can’t do blogging. And I no longer want to be a blogger it’s not possible for me. But I will suggest people to concentrate on one thing and be unique original. Keep patience. That’s all folks

  • SneakersDaily

    that’s cool… AdSense provides an unlimited earnings opportunity..and you prove it

  • myrujukan

    I hope my adsense earning will increase bit by bit. From what I see, adsense earning will increase along with traffic. So better to increase traffic first

  • Atul Narang

    Thanks for the information, Harsh, you are doing a great job. Best of luck. As you said, adsense makes about 20 % of your total income. I know that affiliate marketing is a major contributor in the incomes of bloggers. What I want to know is, if you are a blogger, you are an affiliate marketer on clickbank and stuff. If you create your own eproduct then, should you discontinue promoting other’s products because that consumes a lot of time too.

    What should be your strategy to promote your own eproduct?

  • Adesanmi Adedotun

    The earning is not bad,most especially your first payment threshold after 4 month plus. I started using AdSense from 28th Feb. 2014 and I have not gotten to the threshold level now. Hope the check will come right at my door step one of this day

  • Saidur Rahman

    Dear Harsh,
    your adsense earning report of four years is very much motivated. i really have got benefited from your articles and other peoples discussion. as a new blogger i am very much impressed of your different articles and information. i will come back again and again for gaining knowledge and knowing making money strategy.

  • Rahul A

    Hi Harsh,
    Money is one of the sources of motivation. Your this post undoubtedly proves it!
    Thanks for sharing! Your website is indeed awesome!

    By the way, I have a small blog running which has got Adsense approved on it.
    I am now looking forward to start a tech website but right now don’t have any idea where to start. Will you please give some suggestions(or if you have already built a newsletter series) regarding the same?

  • Raj Kumar

    Hi Harsh,
    Nice info sharing thanks for sharing and can we use Bluehost affilate program with google adsense on same blog?

  • Shony

    From the beginning Google Adsense has been my primary revenue source and i am pretty comfortable with it.Now i am looking forward to try CPA offers which are found to be way better if done properly.I also hope that you must have made a lot with niche sites too, haven’t you?

  • Boby

    Hi, i’m from indonesia. in 3 days i have US$0,29, it’s bad right? can anyone give me some advice?
    sorry for my bad english

  • Davinder bisht

    whenever i comes to your site Don’t know how your site engage me lot of time in your site Really I am impressed alot and i am also one of your subscriber i always got new new Techniques keep it up

  • Chintan Jain

    One of the best Post i have seen to motivate people who think Blogging as their Full time Career.

    People like you have always been an inspiration for most people to learn and grow themselves in online world.

    Great Job :) Keep Going :)

  • Hardik

    Hello, the above figures are motivating for new blogger…thanks for sharing!

  • Akshay Jain

    Well, Adding up your all income (5 Years of Affiliate Income) + (4 Years of Adsense). You make avg. 1625 / Month. Which is a pretty much good sign that blogging is a good way to earn money till now :)

    • Akshay Jain

      Correction: It’s $1625 / Month (USD). :)

  • Rajan

    Hey I made website I am thinking to make some bucks from it but to get approve from adsenseyour site needs to be 6 months old so can you tell me any other alternative for adsense. I have tried chitika on my blog few months back but it haven’t made me even a single buck. How about yahoo and bing ads. Are they any good ??

  • Jeeshan

    It’s cool. I am sure you would have done a lot of task behind this. I am working for the same. But my situation is out of discussion. I’m still in zero level. Even I have been approved with google adsense.

    Have you any suggestion for me so that I, too, can increase my revenue.


  • Mosam Gor

    Hello Harsh,

    Thanks for Sharing your adsense income . and this is very inspire to all of your readers. Congratulations :)


  • Jack

    Hi Harsh ,

    The image shows that your “Page RPM” is about USD 1,69 . Am I correct?

    So I guess that you have a very low “Page CTR” .

    What is your “Page CTR”? 1.55% or less?

    I think you need to change your site layout, so you could get a better “Page CTR”. With more adsense ads, at the right place you could get a “Page CTR” as high as 7% or even more.

    Alexa says your site is “Global Rank 2,957 ” and Rank in India as “343”.

    You should get at least USD 2.000,00 each month from Adsense. You have a great site.

    Think about getting a better “Page CTR”.

  • Nitin Singh Thakur

    Good to hear about your earning , it feels Great when i got my first Adsence Check :)

  • Nikki

    Dude you’re like a god of blogging!
    Excited to try google Adsense now, thanks for sharing your experience and tips

  • ashutosh

    hi harsh i am ashutosh and i have stared my blog a few days ago,but i am unable to attract traffic beacuse many of the indian internet uses are attracted to facebook and very few read the blog, is there any way where i could increase my blog traffic ?

  • Huzaima Khan

    With how much daily traffic do you earn this amount? I mean impressions and clicks and from which country?

  • Rajat

    Nice post..
    But an query..
    In post, you mentioned that your May 2012 earning is $6178.13
    -Then how can be your whole 2012 year’s earning is Only $6884.83 ??
    -You have already mentioned that your First Earning was in Feb 2009, was $434, then how your Apr 2009 earning ($179.77, mentioned above) can be your First Earning.. ??

    Quite Confusing…

    • Harsh Agrawal

      You getting confused between AdSense and total earning. AdSense is part of my total income sources… This particular post is only about AdSense earning..and the other post which you referring to ($6178), that includes everything ..(Affiliate, direct ads, AdSense, services and others)…
      You can see here, what other sources I’m using to earn from blogs:

  • abhishek

    what are other ads network that provide image and animated ads like adsense.I am currently using infolinks.Can you suggest me some other good ad networks.

  • Dharak Sandeep

    Hi Harsh,

    This is really nice achievement as a blogger, as you know very well that, now your blog is one of the popular tech blog. As all kind of information related to technology are available on your blog. I have seen lots of blogs and bloggers, but you are unique and active blogger out of all other bloggers.

    This is just because of your hard work and dedication to your blog. You love your blog and take care of your blog. This is the reason, it works best for you.

  • Aditya Nath Jha

    Motivational. But of no use until they really approve my adsense application. Resubmitted for 23rd time today!

    • Ravi Verma

      You will get approved one day surely Aditya :)

      And yes this earning of Harsh really motivating. I need to refine my plans to achieve such amount in adsense

  • Sabz

    Hi Harsh, I was wondering how much of your earnings is a profit? I somehow believe that those who earn a lot on Adsense also spend quite a lot on advertising (with a few exceptions). Many pro-bloggers have us believe that 100% of these earnings are actually a profit so that’s quite misleading. But it would be interesting to know if you’d be willing to share, at least to give other bloggers here an idea – the percentage profit of your Adsense earnings. Thanks, you are an inspiration.

    • Harsh Agrawal

      Hey Sabz
      This is almost 100% earning as we blogger usually don’t spend on PPC campaign …. Though running cost be counted in term of Webhosting ..which is not much …

  • aditya

    Congratulations harsh. I was wondering how much a software engineer would be making after 4 years?

    If I understand correctly, there is more money in content adsense than youtube for the same effort?

    • Harsh Agrawal

      True..Adsense on content blog works better…but it require more work in term of promotion and other factor.. Where as Youtube is a ready made platform, and promotion is easy because of millions of active users….

  • Gautam Doddamani

    great article harsh…no i would definitely not recommend relying on adsense earnings only…like they say ‘always have a backup plan!’ lol…since you are doing blogging as a full time career, your earnings are more than awesome…best of luck bro :)

  • Ravi

    Hello Harsh. Thanks and Congratulations.
    But my adsense account was blocked so i moved on to yahoo ads network. Still i want to move back to adsense. Any tip to do that?

  • Chiranjeev

    Nice Adsense earning report. I wonder if you would have putted your all adsense ad unit on your blog.

  • Somen Chakravarty

    Hello Mr Agarwal,
    Jsut like you since 2008,I am also a wannabe on the internet .I have a website but again it has gone into darkness. Since then my interest was demoilsed.But somehow after going through shout me loud ,I am inspired again to follow my dreams and make a new beginning. I am very much interested into the paid consultancy part.Pls get in touch with me on my mail.I will be highly obliged to you for the same. Thanks & Regards,

  • Raj

    Blogging is a sure shot career option that is readily available for people who have interest and knowledge of writing and sharing things with audience..

  • sahil

    Adsense is the earning method for newcomers, as one of the widely available earning network
    Once they are into the race they try diff methods

  • Hariharakumar

    Great going dude, it shows your blog capability of generating recurring income.

  • Zeshan Ahmed

    Great Bro…!! It’s awesone
    And you know if you were in Pakistan, this earning would be multiplied by 2 ;) Coz rate in PK of $ is 100 rs :/.

  • Arun rana

    SML Earning Report is always motivates me . Thanks For sharing your adsense earning but please also post your all time money from all the sources :)

  • Ankit Bansal

    Hello Harsh.
    Always nice to read such data with income reports.And very well said running multiple blogs, not depending upon adsense as the main source of income is very necessary.
    I learned this when my blog got hit by first panda updates. Since then it became difficult for me to move on as i was new to blogging back then. But its wise to always have a plan B and i have learned and implemented this.
    Thanks for the article.

  • Amit

    It is Mind Blowing stats as you are saying this is Just 20% of your Whole Income.
    Simply MOTIVATING !! :)

  • Rahul

    I have a confession. But hopefully you won’t stop accepting guest posts from me. :) People need to first buy a english book and practice learning “How to write quality content”. For Example in our country I encounter many freelancers dying to write for 500-600 words and they make decent income. A few days back I wrote an article called 5 Web Design companies to hire in 2013 out here.

    You guys know how much I got for posting this in Shout Me Loud. Any Guesses? 150 USD for a single post. And the company who paid me has alexa ranking below 200.

    No more clue. Only thing I can say to all of you is concentrate on quality.

    BTW Harsh thanks for that inspiring post.

  • Amit Shaw

    Wow 30% Decreased in 2012? Why So?
    BTW Yeah really we should not depends on one source on income, Affiliate is best of passive income.

    • Harsh Agrawal

      After Panda hit ShoutMeLoud..I stopped focusing on few blogs.. CallingAllGeeks, which was making great from Adsense, it went down due to lack of attention. That’s one reason for low Adsense earning in 2012.

      • DIVYESH

        Can you please explain what do you mean by Panda hit ShoutMeLoud… ??

        • Christie

          Hi Divyesh,

          The Panda hit Harsh is referring to was a major algorithm update Google did to minimize “low quality sites” in Google organic searches and to return “high quality sites” to the top of the search.

          You can read up here:

  • Mahendra

    That’s a good earning amount as an professional blogger, I wounder how much more you would have earned if you had just filled you blog with adsense ads.

    • Harsh Agrawal

      Honestly, I don’t think I would have earned the same amount which I’m earning with Affiliate marketing. I’m planning to post affiliate income report of one program which I’m using, and you could compare the difference from it. :)

  • Nitin Srivastava

    Hi Harsh
    Thanks for sharing this info.
    Like you, even I started my blogging journey in 2008 when my joining in Accenture was delayed ;-) However I never took it that seriously because of lack of knowledge @ that time I guess. At present, I have three blogs and I do receive check several times in an year. I believe that income via Adsense is good alternative source of income however trusting it blindly as main source of income involves risks. I take it as my alternative, less reliable source of income :)


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